Oregon LLC – Business Licenses and Permit Requirements

Last updated September 30, 2020

Oregon LLC
Business Licenses and Permits

Quick Start Guide
This Quick Start Guide is a brief overview of how to form an LLC in Oregon.

Detailed Lessons:


Oregon LLC Costs:
Oregon LLC filing fee: $100
Oregon LLC annual report fee: $100

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After you form an Oregon LLC, you may need to obtain a business license and/or permit for your company.

Your requirements are determined by the industry you are in and where your Oregon LLC is located.

Not complying with license and permit requirements usually results in penalties and fines.

Do it yourself research in Oregon

Need Help? If you don’t want to make phone calls and determine your licensing requirements yourself, we recommend hiring IncFile.

No State Business License

Oregon does not have a statewide general business license. Instead, licenses and permits are dictated by industry and profession, as well as the location of your LLC.

Business Xpress

Oregon’s one-stop Business Xpress has all the resources and guides you need for your LLC’s business licenses and permits: http://www.oregon.gov/business/Pages/permits.aspx

Business Xpress also has a searchable directory containing information on more than 1,100 business licenses and permits at the state and local level: https://apps.oregon.gov/SOS/LicenseDirectory/

Contact Your Local Officials

Your LLC may also need to apply for local permits and meet zoning requirements. To make sure your LLC remains compliant, contact your local county officials: http://oregoncounties.org/

Additionally, you’ll need to contact the city your Oregon LLC is located in. In order to find their website, you’ll need to do a google search.

Business Information Center

More state licensure requirements are listed in the Business Information Center:

Next Step

After you’ve researched and obtained the proper licenses and permits for your Oregon LLC, you can then proceed to the next lesson: Oregon LLC Taxes.

Matt Horwitz
Founder & Educator, LLC University®
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